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U.S.-Senegalese rock star unveils new solar campaign for Africa|

U.S.-Senegalese rock star unveils new solar campaign for Africa|

(GIN)—Senegalese-American R&B singer Akon has been lighting up Africa with solar energy even while the solar industry in the U.S. struggles to catch fire. The Missouri-born artist has become a rising star in the movement to bring electricity from the sun to rural communities. Launched in February 2014, “Akon Lighting Africa” (ALA) describes its aims […]

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Nearly half a million join rousing climate justice march

Nearly half a million join rousing climate justice march

| September 24, 2014

(GIN)–New York streets were overflowing on Sunday with hand-made posters, buttons, baby carriages, bicycles, musical bands and nearly 400,000 marchers demanding an end to the exploitation of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas that are creating havoc for the environment in the U.S., Africa and most of the world. Marchers came by […]

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French-African Flora Coquerel wins beauty pageant, igniting national uproar

French-African Flora Coquerel wins beauty pageant, igniting national uproar

| December 20, 2013

A radiant French teenager whose mother hails from Benin was crowned Miss France on live TV, thrilling those who acknowledge the diverse population of the European nation.

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